John Frank Holup Jr. (1932 - 2018)

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John Frank Holup, Jr.
09/19/1932 - 09/30/2018
John Frank Holup, Jr. passed away on September 30, 2018, in Stuart, FL at the age of 86 years. John was born on September 19, 1932 in Swoyersville, Pa. He graduated from George Washington University in 1954, where he was a basketball superstar. He remained in the Northern Virginia/DC area for much of his adult life after marrying his college sweetheart, Ileana, on August 29, 1953. Together they had four children. He had an accomplished career as a school administrator and principal in the DC public school system. He moved to Daytona Beach in 1998 after his retirement, where he was a member of the Ormond Beach Moose Club and enjoyed dancing and playing the accordian. He is reunited with the love of his life, Ileana, who preceded him in death 20 years ago. He is also preceded in death by his parents, John and Sabina Holup, as well as his brothers, Joseph and Raymond Holup. John is survived by his children, Pamela Bayliss (Lloyd), Barbara Beebe (Kevin), Janice Embrey (Geoff), and John Louis Holup. He was the proud grandparent of eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also lovingly remembered by his sisters, Delores Shearman (Bill), Geraldine Cooper (Jerry), Sandra Ferko, Patricia Schwenk, and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at Demaine Funeral Home at 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151. Viewing will be from 10:30 to 11:30. A service will be held at 11:30, after which John will be laid to rest next to Ileana at Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the George Washington University Athletics program for basketball or the Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, FL.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Demaine Funeral Home
5308 Backlick Road | Springfield, VA 22151 | (703) 941-9428
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